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Author: Caleb SC

From Our Vaults 5 Years Ago: September 23, 2015

South Africa’s first beatification South Africa’s first beatification took place in a field in Tshitanini village outside Thohoyandou in front of a crowd of 35000 from all over South Africa, presided over by Cardinal Angelo...

New Ordinations in Pretoria

Archbishop Dabula Mpako of Pretoria ordained Frs Johannes Sibanyoni (inset top left) and Harry Bopape (right) to the priesthood and Rev Jason Lottering (second left) to the transitory diaconate at Sacred Heart cathedral. (Photos: Mathibela...

Why Hagia Sophia Must Matter To Us

The reconversion to a mosque of the church once regarded as the greatest in Christendom represents an assault on Christianity, argues Fr Valentine Iheanacho. The famous Hagia Sophia church—the church of Holy Wisdom—occupies pride of...

From Our Vaults 31 Years Ago: August 13, 1989

Unjust elections in a climate of hope In a pastoral letter, the bishops of Southern Africa say that despite “deep tensions”, the September 6 election—which is “unjust because it excludes the majority of the people”—nevertheless...

Covid-19 Prayer for Schools

God, our loving Father, We, at this school, are all your beloved sons and daughters. We humbly come to you, our only hope. We are nothing without you. We thank you for the gift of...

From Our Vaults: 86 Years Ago: July 12, 1933

New bishop for Cape Town Bishop Francis Hennemann has been appointed vicar apostolic of the Western Vicariate to succeed Bishop Bernard O’Reilly, who resigned last year. By chance, German-born Bishop Hennemann—a charismatic figure with a...

Mass Readings: 12 July – 19 July, 2020

Liturgical Calendar Year A – Weekday Cycle Year 2 Sunday July 12, 15th Sunday of the Year Isaiah 55:10-11, Psalm 65:10-14, Romans 8:18-23, Matthew 13:1-23 Monday July 13, St Henry Isaiah 1:10-17, Psalm 50:8-9, 16-17,...